Recent Comments by fenriq

Former 49er's LB Kevin Mitchell dead at 36.

Scary to die so young.

posted by fenriq at 01:09 AM on May 01

Why don't I subscribe to Extra Innings?

Actively working to limit dispersed fan access to your sport is just plain dumb business.

posted by fenriq at 11:19 AM on March 30

Need a Few More Fantasy Baseball Teams

Oh yeah, its a Yahoo free league. Home page: http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/b1 League ID#: 23933 Password: giants

posted by fenriq at 11:03 PM on March 15

Fuzzy Zoeller Sues Over Libelous Wikipedia Page

Yeah, everybody knows Fuzzy drinks Jim Beam..... He should have just hired ReputationDefender to go to battle for him, they're probably alot cheaper (and alot less effective) than lawyers. I wonder what Fuzzy thought about the bit about his comments about Tiger?

posted by fenriq at 03:13 PM on February 22

Dad intervenes during his son's wrestling match.

Bad move, dad. If it were mortal danger then maybe, but it wasn't and he snapped.

posted by fenriq at 02:54 PM on February 18

It's about that time of year

My Snarkobots will either win or be spiteful jerks in defeat! PS. I've got another league drafting next weekend if anyone wants more action, I've got some space.

posted by fenriq at 12:41 PM on February 17

It's about that time of year

I am down for fantasy baseball! If anyone wants to do the oddball stats league again, I'd be down for that as well (we selected the more obscure stats to track like putouts, triples, etc, instead of the RBI, Runs, HRs).

posted by fenriq at 04:36 PM on February 16

"Geez, you mean I'm supposed to feed them, too?"

What kind of a piece of shit forgets to feed his dog for several months? What a jerk.

posted by fenriq at 10:58 AM on February 08

Are You Bidding Me?

Isn't this just a less exploitive form of prostitution? And less entertaining too?

posted by fenriq at 10:45 AM on February 01

Asterisk 73 = $238.14.

Clever. I hope he wears it to the park the day Barry breaks the all-time record.

posted by fenriq at 06:09 PM on January 31

Orange you glad he works out?

That's the most egregious over use of self-tanners I've ever seen.

posted by fenriq at 06:18 PM on January 25

Barry Bonds Throws Teammate Under "Speeding" Bus.

I'm a Bonds fan but this is ridiculous. He took pills from a teammate's locker without knowing what they were? Come on, that's what toddlers do, not long time pro ball players. Blaming a teammate for your own stupidity is about the lamest and most pathetic thing ever.

posted by fenriq at 11:15 AM on January 11

New "toy" to play with at Baseball-Reference.com

Pretty interesting to play around with. I only got a couple to work before the interface bogged down interminably but still very interesting. The really nice thing, grum, would be to be able to port the results into one of the video games to play monster seasons against each other!

posted by fenriq at 01:07 AM on December 16

Yankees Ink Pettitte To One-Year Deal

Is it too early to start complaining about the Yankees ruining baseball? Not that I'm upset they got Pettitte back, I love cheering against that bugger. It makes it easier now since I cheer for whoever's playing against the Yankees anyway.

posted by fenriq at 01:36 AM on December 09

Bonds not offered Arbitration

Bonds won't play for incentives so the A's are out. He won't play for Boston because he thinks they're all racists (which, ironically, makes him a racist or, at the very least, a stereotypist), he won't go to New York because they don't need him. I don't know where he goes, he's got so much baggage and is a liability in the field now but he is one hell of a gate draw. Until he breaks the record, sorry if he breaks the record. I kind of hope the Giants let him go so they can add some youth to the team, they looked old, slow and ineffective after the All-Star Break last season. But then, I would like to see him break the record in San Francisco. But not for $12 million or even $10 million.

posted by fenriq at 07:30 PM on December 02

Test Catch Cricket.

Damn, that is fun and hard and frustrating. The only thing that really aggravates me is losing a wicket for getting hit, that's lame. Especially when it happens three times in a row. Good fun though! Thanks!

posted by fenriq at 01:21 AM on December 01

And your 2007 MLB HOF candidates are ...

I don't think Big Mac makes it in. Nor do I think he should. And Albert Belle was one badass mutha back in the day. His approach at the plate was incredibly intimidating. Not sure if he's HOF material but I certainly did enjoy watching him beat the hell out of that ball.

posted by fenriq at 11:12 PM on November 27

TO survival guide.

Do they call it Page 2 because its really crappy? Because that sucked. And why couldn't TO have sucked the week he played against my fantasy team (you know, when he caught three touchdowns). He's an even bigger jerk because he did it to me on purpose.

posted by fenriq at 02:01 AM on November 11

Holyfield determined to be five-times champion

I barely even notice boxing anymore. Its got nothing on the UFC. I can't name a single title holder in boxing but I know pretty much all the title holders in UFC. The fights are better.

posted by fenriq at 09:26 PM on November 10

How about those Fremont Athletics?

You know, I like the sound of the Oakland A's but I'm pretty damned happy that they're moving a helluva lot closer. Driving up to Oaktown takes for-freaking-ever. And I always run into some real assholes at the Coliseum. Fremont A's sounds stupid though. Like Free Monty's which makes me think of free strip shows or something which I guess wouldn't really be a bad thing.

posted by fenriq at 12:25 AM on November 10

Dishwashing, ironing, and hashing?

I've got friends who hash and love it, its drinking disguised as exercise with alot of social fun thrown in.

posted by fenriq at 12:14 AM on November 02

For the first time in 12 years, the MotoGP season comes down to the final race.

Thanks for the heads up, with my little boy digging on motorcycles and monster trucks these days, I might be able to get away with some race time tomorrow! I would not be surprised if Pedrosa is looking for a new team after the season's end.

posted by fenriq at 11:46 PM on October 28

Ex-heavyweight Berbick Dead.

dviking, it's the Caribbean, they don't want to jump to conclusions. Or they watch too much CSI

posted by fenriq at 09:42 PM on October 28

The Physics of the Goopball

semmel512, if it weren't against the rules then they wouldn't put it in the rulebook. What's the point of having rules if they are going to be selectively enforced?

posted by fenriq at 07:09 PM on October 28

Ex-heavyweight Berbick Dead.

Damn, you've gotta really piss someone off to get attacked with a freaking machete. Bummer.

posted by fenriq at 04:27 PM on October 28

Joe Niekro dies at the age of 61

Sad news. I feel bad for his son. And the rest of his family.

posted by fenriq at 11:45 AM on October 28

The Physics of the Goopball

justgary, I agree with you, its against the rules and should be enforced. i think MLB mised a huge opportunity in Game 2 to step on the "issue" and squash it. But Selig is a wimp and didn't do anything and SmudgeGate arose. Which has, conveniently for him, become a footnote in the Cards' win.

posted by fenriq at 10:25 AM on October 28

The rich tradition of baseball in the city of St. Louis, MO got a little richer tonight.

I'm glad they won it although I would have been just as glad for the Tigers to win. I enjoyed this series as much as I got to see.

posted by fenriq at 11:25 PM on October 27

Carpenter and Cards take 2-1 lead in series

I kind of hope the Tigers don't win it now just because it will help to void the entire SmudgeGate crap. And I like the pitching duels.

posted by fenriq at 12:21 AM on October 25

Shaq raids home

I highly doubt Shaq was leading the raid. Or that he was anything but a "face" for the police. That said, the cops are in deep, deep kaka because of this. You'd think people would have realized that IP addresses are not the same as street addresses. But I guess they need a few more lawsuits before they get it. I wonder if they'll go after him in the lawsuit as well?

posted by fenriq at 09:57 PM on October 23

Coach Offers Kid Money to Bean Autistic Player

It is people like this coach that make youth sports suck, badly. racde, yeah well Scott Peterson got the stuffing kicked out of him in prison recently so I can still hope, can't I? Actually, I'm not a big fan of the concept of the suckiness of jail being any kind of a criminal deterrent. Its not the other prisoner's job or place to further punish scum like this. Nor should it be.

posted by fenriq at 10:51 AM on October 13

Corey Lidle's Plane Crashes into New York City Skyscraper

What a major bummer. I am sorry to hear it. Deepest condolences to Lidle's family.

posted by fenriq at 04:47 PM on October 11

A Resigning Cub Man's Last Request

And Dusty too. I bet some folks really don't look forward to October at all. I just hope the Giants don't even consider bringing Dusty back what with Felipe being set free too.

posted by fenriq at 03:28 PM on October 02

Grimsley Called Clemens, Tejada and Pettitte Steroid Abusers

I bet Grimsley is super popular at those baseball fantasy camps because of this.

posted by fenriq at 10:22 AM on October 02

Talk about getting kicked in the teeth!

I saw the replay on this and it was pretty ridiculous and totally unwarranted. Who was it, Collingsworth, who thinks he should face criminal charges. I say it gets treated like those vicious assaults in hockey, let the cops deal with it.

posted by fenriq at 10:13 AM on October 02

T.O. Reportedly Attempted Suicide

Maybe he's changing his playbook and trying to go from being scorned to being a victim since its all everyone else's fault to begin with? I hope he gets help if he really did try to kill himself but it feels like this is another cry for attention. Which just kind of makes it all the sadder.

posted by fenriq at 10:47 AM on September 27

Orioles Fans Walk Out In Protest:

I'm glad that the fans are demonstrating their disapproval this way, Angelos is a putz. I grew up in Baltimore during the Palmer/Murray era whem they won, alot. I'm still a fan but each season is just depressing. But the AL East is far and away the most expensive division in the league and just competing there will cost alot more than $75 mil.

posted by fenriq at 10:43 AM on September 22

Raiders go way back, sign inactive quarterback George

Hey, didn't his dad used to play in the NFL? Oh wait, you mean he's not Jeff George Jr.? My guess is that either Al had a stroke and can only say Jeffffffffff Georgggggggggge or he's being blackmailed or he's doing it to rile people up. Maybe its so George can retire as a Raider?

posted by fenriq at 09:54 PM on August 28

Evander Holyfield

Boxing isn't going uphill, that's for sure. I haven't watched a boxing match in years but I watch the UFC matches at least once every couple of weeks. BornIcon, thanks! Of course, I'm not stupid enough to think I could even lay a hand on Shamrock before he planted me.

posted by fenriq at 10:29 PM on August 12

Evander Holyfield

My first thought was to wonder what happened to all his money? And then it was that this is sort of sad. Sort of like Ken Shamrock wanting oh so badly to beat Tito Ortiz and its just not ever going to happen. Tough pill for the guy to swallow.

posted by fenriq at 12:27 AM on August 12

Landis Likely to Lose Tour Title

** Checks top of thread, thread title and subject. ** Yep, this thread is about Floyd Landis and cycling and not Barry Bonds. Why do the axe grinders have to bring him up here? Aren't there plenty of threads of threads about baseball to rip on him?

posted by fenriq at 09:21 PM on August 07

4-time Iditarod Champ Susan Butcher Dies.

This is a sad story and I'm sorry to hear about her passing. Anyone (man or woman) who could compete and finish the Iditarod has my respect and she won it four times over, that's amazing and humbling.

posted by fenriq at 11:00 AM on August 06

Landis Likely to Lose Tour Title

daddisamm, I'm guessing that there are different kinds of synthetic testestorone that "burn" at different rates, like there are different kinds of sugar that are used by the body at different rates. grum, I think people want to believe that he didn't cheat (great story, another American win, etc.) and that desire can override bullshit detectors. I would love to beleive that Barry Bonds has never used PED's but the circumstantial evidence is pretty overwhelming. As for Landis, he's going to fight the two positive results with his lawyers how? I don't really understand how he could have any sort of a defense here. Are the rules not clear enough? Test positive and you don't get to keep your win. Or is it all posturing now to try and save some face in the light of global humiliation at being caught and called out as a cheater? I'm leaning towards that second one. Its like a poker player pretending to really think about it before he tosses his 2-3 offsuit. He doesn't want to appear weak even though he's got nothing.

posted by fenriq at 10:55 AM on August 06

Landis likely to lose title

Come on now, you must be kidding with this.

posted by fenriq at 02:00 AM on August 06

Verify/claim Team name in yahoo sports NFL SpoFi 2006 Fatasy league

I be Elway's Toupee.

posted by fenriq at 11:44 PM on August 05

Landis Likely to Lose Tour Title

What I don't get is how these cheaters do not think they're gonna get caught. Floyd, you cheated, you got caught, fess up and go away. Your continued protestations of innocence do nothing but add continued shame to your name.

posted by fenriq at 11:27 PM on August 05

Yankees pull off a "Bronx" Buster

Abreu has not been the same since he had that amazing home run derby last year. But he's still going to give the Yankees a heck of a lift. And Lidle's a quality pitcher. I hope the Red Sox come up with something good to counter this or they may not see the post season. The clock is ticking, Theo, the clock is ticking.

posted by fenriq at 11:11 PM on July 30

Who needs drugs?

This is pretty sickening to read. I hope the boy is taken away from his trainer/owner. He was basically sold into athletic slavery and once he's not able to compete from damaged joints, he'll be discarded like garbage. Disgusting.

posted by fenriq at 06:24 PM on July 30

Worlds fastest man tests positive

I've been trying to generate a little give a damn about this latest cheater and I guess I'm just too fried out on the whole drug scandals and I really just don't care anymore. I am going to assume that all professional athletes are cheating in some way or another. Either in the game, on their wives or on their taxes.

posted by fenriq at 01:50 PM on July 30

Chorizo joins the sausage race

The sausage race thing is getting spun off which I think sucks. In Washington they do the ex-Presidents race now and they're talking about a race in San Francisco now too. I personally love the sausage race (especially when they get all bumpy and knock one down through the corner).

posted by fenriq at 07:03 PM on July 28

Faith Day

Damn, and I used to like Smoltz. I cannot stand it when athletes use their fame to stump for their religious beliefs. I hated when Andy Pettitte did his "personal relationship with God" commercials and actually started actively cheering against him. Please, just play the game and keep your religion to yourself, just like your sexuality and your politics.

posted by fenriq at 11:15 AM on July 27

Tour de Fake?

Wow, this is a crappy new chapter in the Floyd Landis story. I hope it turns out to be false but I'm not holding my breath.

posted by fenriq at 11:10 AM on July 27

Run Around the Block

Wow, this is insane. Why not do this outside of the city where the air is cleaner and better? Why not do this in a place where the damage to the runners bodies is minimalized? Like, say on non-paved surfaces? It seems to me that this much continuous running would cause pretty serious harm to the runner's joints. But yeah, wow!

posted by fenriq at 10:54 AM on July 26

Harold Reynolds Leaves ESPN

I liked Harold Reynolds and am sorry to see him go but if it was harassment then he had to go. So, who's that leave doing baseball analysis for ESPN while Gammons is recovering? Please don't tell me Stuart Scott is gonna start filling in, that would be more annoying that Berman on loud(er) pills. truwriter, the linked story has multiple rumors in it saying it was sexual haroldment, I mean harassment.

posted by fenriq at 10:15 PM on July 25

A Rod's sloppy defense hurting Yankees

A-Rod will get his game sorted out, eventually. If its not with the Yankees then so much the better. But there's zero chance he's going to the Red Sox, zippinglou. (I could have sworn I posted this comment last night, darned deja vu). justgary, the Pedro reference might not be totally appropriate but I was using it to demonstrate that the fans can get into someone's head.

posted by fenriq at 10:04 AM on July 24

A Rod's sloppy defense hurting Yankees

goddam, you don't think the pressure is helping A-Rod play poorly? Just as it did to Knoblauch? Sure, different situations, different caliber of player but its New York and they would razz Mother Teresa if she booted a ball she should have caught. Once they get into your head, they're hard to get out. Just ask Pedro.

posted by fenriq at 08:37 PM on July 23

Penguins reject Cuban-Marino Group's Bid

chicobangs, all I ever see of Cuban are Sportscenter highlights because I can't stand basketball. He doesn't piss me off, he's just kind of a pesty guy but I do admire his passion. Maybe I was too quick to dismiss him as a viable new owner. I would be bummed if the Penguins left Pittsburgh. As for hockey needing headlines, I agree. This last season with the new rules was pretty good. I could even watch with my wife, who dislikes the sport because they allow fighting. One of the most difficult hurdles for hockey is its tv watchability, its a hard sport to follow and its even harder on tv. Whatever happened to the thing they did for the All-Star game a few years ago where a slapshot showed red and passes were blue? That was cool and made the game easier to follow.

posted by fenriq at 08:29 PM on July 23

Is Mac deserving?

grum, I wasn't aware that Rose bet on games he was playing in, just games he was managing (still pretty bad but a very different "crime"). If that's true, and I have every reason to believe your superior base of knowledge, then no, he shouldn't be in the HOF. Thanks for clarifying.

posted by fenriq at 02:46 PM on July 23

A Rod's sloppy defense hurting Yankees

So A-Rod's getting Knoblauched (26 errors in 1999!) ? Must be all that pressure. Sad thing is, if the Yankees trade him then they'll probably win the Series the next year. A-Rod's a phenemonal player but he's out of his position, is pressing hard and its showing. Good, I like watching the Yankees lose almost as much as I like watching the Giants win.

posted by fenriq at 02:41 PM on July 23

The heat got to Wie

Wie is what, 16? Man, if I were even a tenth as good as she is, I'd never stop smiling. Its people who are pushing her too hard and expecting too much too quickly that are going to ruin her. Let her enjoy herself some, quit putting so much pressure on her to win, win, win. She's got a lifetime ahead of her. Why not let her have some fun before knocking her around? This is a terrible and hateful post, clubs. And the link goes nowhere anyway.

posted by fenriq at 11:17 AM on July 23